Sunday, June 29, 2008

VBS Highlights!

VBS was awesome! What a wonderful week! Here are some pictures to show you some of the fun.
Ella and a friend playing with squirty fish and getting ready for water play. Even though the kids in her class were just workers children, the teachers did a great job of letting them have a VBS experience.

Grace at recreation trying to catch a water balloon.

Jonathon and a new friend- Jonathon nicknamed him Tank. Tank had only moved 8 days before VBS! They spent the whole week together.

Me in all my glory. Every night, I played a part in a skit. My character was Mrs. Haveafit. It was so much fun! And, the kids really got into helping her find her lost luggage. Here she finally found her "most important thing" which they looked for all week. If you can't tell, its her bible.

Jonathon at recreation doing a wet sponge relay race.

Friday, June 27, 2008

New toy!!!

Just for fun, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and check out my new toy I found online. Click on the buttons and enjoy. The kids and I have been having fun with it!

Hey! You didn't go to the bottom like my mommy said!!! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. washable markers and the little girls who love them
2. 54 kids in my squad last night at VBS
3. watermelon
4. spaghetti for dinner tonight
5. free movies
6. naps in the afternoon
7. a growing belly that holds a growing baby
8. freshly vacuumed floor
9. my kids- they are awesome
10. my husband- even though he sometimes doesn't get it :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Look, you can see the arms!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I love VBS! It is so awesome to see all the kids learning about God and His son Jesus! Our first night, Sunday, we had 305 kids!!! It is humbling to think that God is entrusting us with spreading His word to that many little hearts.
I am working with the Kind. squad. Go ClownFish!!! We have had 44 each night and we hope to break 50 tonight.
Each night, I get to be a very silly character in an ongoing skit. Her name is "Ms. Haveafit". For those of you who know me personally, you know this is not a far stretch. I will post a picture of me in costume after I download them off the camera. Les has been taking pictures each night, so there are a lot!!
My kids are having a great time and really getting into the spirit of things. Last night, we sprayed Grace's hair orange! Jonathon's squad is red, so he wore a red hat that looks like a giant pom pom. Even Ella got into the spirit with a lei and tropical hat.
2 nights down, 3 to go!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sisterly Love

Ella is sick. She has strep throat. We got a shot at the doctor yesterday, so she is on the upswing. This morning I gave her a Tylenol melt away just to make her feel better. She didn't want to take it. I gave her some juice and went to fix breakfast. As we sat down at the table, I asked her if she took the medicine. She said No, so I asked her where it was (don't want the dog eating Tylenol) and she said Grace took it. I asked Grace where it was, thinking she put it somewhere. Grace said, I ate it. I asked why and she said Ella asked me to. I guess that is true sisterly love when you will take her medicine for her.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. little girls who love to climb and jump
2. VBS starts Sunday!
3. the Orange captured their first W tonight
4. a good night hitting (a double and a triple)
5. Jonathon LOVED football camp!
6. Doctors who will give shots instead of prescriptions -Ella is sick :(
7. tomorrow is payday
8. Sonic ice
9. having a 10 year old to watch out for his sisters at the ball field
10. playing "what to name the baby" with the kids- they have some interesting suggestions!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sleepover Fun

Wednesday night Grace had a sleepover with our neighbor's daughter, Grace. The next morning, Les was letting the dog out when Melissa, our neighbor, called him over to see this- the girls had built a fort and totally crashed on the floor. Too cute!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. My wonderful husband
2. the neighborhood pool
3. awesome neighbors
4. softball season starts Monday
5. sleeping late
6. Rain!!
7. cooler temperatures
8. my kiddos
9. excitement over the new addition
10. the nausea is manageable

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pool Fun

We spent the morning hanging out at the pool with the Botts. The weather was hot and the water was perfect!
The Pool Diva- Miss Grace

Julianne and Ella liked swimming in the "hot pool"

Everybody JUMP!

Little girls swimming - dig and kick, dig and kick

Big Jon = Big Splash!


Kids eat FREE!

Les has been travelling a lot this week, so Wednesday night, me and the kiddos went out to eat. We went to Captain Steve's where kids eat free. Come to find out, it is 2 kids for each adult and because Ella is under 3, she was also free. Our grand total with tax and tip came to $14.17! I was so happy. Here are the kids entertaining themselves while waiting for the food to come- Grace is singing and Jonathon is not. I would have a picture of Ella, but she was asleep on my lap. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. I now have a 5th grader and 1st grader
2. running home to Mom (see above)
3. pool passes come tomorrow (don't ask, its a long story!)
4. a new house for my brother
5. cookies that just came out of the oven
6. sleeping in!!!
7. Ella is getting close to being potty-trained
8. comfy shorts
9. my amazing kids and wonderful husband
10. Schools out for summer!! (are you singing?)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Everyone in this house is tired! We are so looking forward to summer so we can rest! (Yeah, right!)